No intro today -- no time for love, Doctor Jones -- so let's cut to it: Odds 'n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. You've probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- Don’t @ Me: Authors have a good case against people who bad-mouth their books on Twitter, then drag them into the conversation -- how is this something we have to say again?
- For Sale: Letters and Illustrations From Dr. Seuss -- a collection from 1957 -- the year of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat. Now I can't imagine anyone reading this will be in the market for things like this, but you might want to read about it.
- William Goldman’s Strange, Sad, Captivating Children’s Book About a Girl and Her Blanket -- I know I haven't read everything by Goldman, but I thought I'd heard of almost all of it. Not this one though, would be fun to read.
- How Elan Mastai time-warped his way to a debut novel -- if you haven't read All Our Wrong Todays yet, what is wrong with you? Go read this -- maybe this will convince you.
- The Evolution of Harry Bosch -- another great Crime Reads piece
- Benedict Jacka has revealed the cover of Fallen, the 10th Alex Verus book. More colors than the first 9. I dig it.
- You Know Your Friends are Readers When… -- BookRiot's list is cute but too short.
- Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen -- One of my favorite of 2019 (which isn't saying much, I realize, as early as we are) -- I can't stop talking about this one, here's how I started talking about it on the blog -- and if you're silly enough to talk to me in Real Life, you'll hear a lot more about it.